The Way I See It, Collector's Edition: A Personal Look at Autism and Asperger's

The Way I See It, Collector's Edition: A Personal Look at Autism and Asperger's

by Temple Grandin


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In the revised and expanded version of this innovative book, Dr. Temple Grandin gets down to the REAL issues of autism, the ones parents, teachers, and individuals on the spectrum face every day. Temple offers helpful do’s and don’ts, practical strategies, and try-it-now tips, all based on her “insider” perspective and a great deal of research. These are just some of the specific topics Temple delves into:

How and Why People with Autism Think Differently
Economical Early Intervention Programs that Work
How Sensory Sensitivities Affect Learning
Behaviors Caused by a Disability vs. Just Bad Behaviors
Teaching People with Autism to Live in an Unpredictable World
Alternative Medicine vs. Conventional Medicine
Employment Ideas for Adults with Autism

This revised and expanded edition contains revisions based on her most current autism research, as well as 12 additional articles including:

Improving Time Management and Organizational Skills
Which School is best for this Child?
Teaching Turn Taking and the Ability to Wait

And many more!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780986067310
Publisher: Future Horizons, Inc.
Publication date: 10/15/2014
Pages: 375
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Temple Grandin (born August 29, 1947) is an American doctor of animal science, a professor at Colorado State University, a best-selling author, an autistic activist, a consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior, and an engineer. She also created the "hug box", a device to calm those with autism. The subject of an award-winning, 2010 biographical film, Temple Grandin, she also was listed in the Time 100 list of the one hundred most influential people in the world in the "Heroes" category.

Table of Contents

Chapter One - Diagnosis and Early Intervention

Do Not Get Trapped by Labels
Economical Quality Programs for Young Children with ASD
Different Types of Thinking in Autism
Higher Expectations Yield Results
Teaching Turn Taking
What School is Best for My Child with ASD?

Chapter Two - Teaching and Education

Finding a Child’s Area of Strength
Teaching How to Generalize
The Importance of Developing Talent
Teaching People with Autism/Asperger’s
Teaching Concepts to Children with Autism
Bottom-Up Thinking and Learning Rules
Laying the Foundation for Reading Comprehension
Motivating Students
Getting Kids Turned On to Reading
Managing Video Game Use
Service Dogs and Autism
The Importance of Choices
The Importance of Practical Problem solving skills
Learning to Do Assignments That Other People Appreciate
Learning Never Stops

Chapter Three - Sensory Issues

Visual Processing Problems in Autism
Auditory Problems in Autism
Incorporating Sensory Integration into your Autism Program
The Effect of Sensory and Perceptual Difficulties
Environmental Enrichment Therapy for Autism

Chapter Four - Understanding Nonverbal Autism

A Social Teenager Trapped Inside
You Asked Me!
Why Do Kids with Autism Stim?
Tito Lives in a World of Sensory Scrambling
Understanding the Mind of a Nonverbal Person with Autism
Solving Behavior Problems in Nonverbal Individuals with Autism
Whole-Task Teaching for Individuals

Chapter Five - Behavior Issues

Disability versus Just Bad Behaviors
Innovative Methods for Handling Hitting, Biting, and Kicking in Adults with Severe Autism
My Experience with Teasing and Bullying
Rudeness is Inexcusable
The Need to Be Perfect
Autism & Religion: Teach Goodness

Chapter Six - Social Functioning

Insights into Autistic Social Problems
Learning Social Rules
Emotional Differences Among Individuals with Autism or Asperger’s
Healthy Self-Esteem
Four Cornerstones of Social Awareness

Chapter Seven - Medications and Biomedical Issues

Alternative versus Conventional Medicine
Hidden Medical Problems Can Cause Behavior Problems
Evaluating Treatments
Medication Usage: Risk versus Benefit Decisions
My Treatment for Ringing in the Ears

Chapter Eight - Cognition and Brain Research

Lose the Social Skills, Gain Savant Skills?
People on the Spectrum Focus on Details
The Extreme Male Theory of Autism
Detect Babies at Risk for Developing Autism with Head Measurements
Thinking in Details
A Look Inside the Visual-Thinking Brain
Brain Cortex Structure Similar in Brilliant Scientists and Autism
The Role of Genetics and Environmental

Chapter Nine - Adult Issues and Employment

Improving Time Management and Organizational Skills
Employment Advice: Tips for Getting and Holding a Job
Teens with ASD Must Learn Both Social and Work Skills to Keep Jobs
Happy People on the Autism Spectrum Have Satisfying Jobs or Hobbies
Inside or Outside?
Portfolios Can Open Job and College Opportunities
Going to College: Tips for People with Autism & Asperger’s
Finding Mentors and Appropriate Colleges
Reasonable Accommodation
Get Out and Experience Life!
Can My Adolescent Drive a Car?
Innovative Thinking Paves the Way for AS Career Success
The Link Between Autism Genetics and Genius
My Sense of Self Identity

App A Tony & Temple: Face to Face
App B Foreword for the Second edition
App C Foreword to First Edition

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